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  •  A straight friend of mine once asked (14+ / 0-)

    me if there was a pill that I could take to make me straight, would I? I looked at him in utter amazement and asked him if he would take a pill that would wipe away his profound love for his wife? He has known my partner and me for 18 years and it just never occured to him that our love for one another is every bit as deep and real as the love between he and his wife. He apologized for even asking. I also told him that even if I were single I would never take that pill because it would be like ripping out my soul, my essence. It was actually a good moment between us.

    Kenn Starr: still sniffing out panties - retroactively.

    by Rumarhazzit on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 09:23:40 PM PST

    •  I would like to be straight for a week. (2+ / 0-)
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      dedmonds, eamonsean

      But only a week, then I want to turn back into myself.

      Whoever determines what can be talked about also determines what can be known.

      by fearisthemindkiller on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 09:30:42 PM PST

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    •  And therein lies another problem! (5+ / 0-)

      We are defined to outsiders by what we do with our private bits and not by who we fall in love with. I've been celibate for 7-1/2 years (since my partner died - yes, of AIDS) and yet, when I allow myself to dream of being in love once more before I die, it's always with another man.

      But then, WTF do *I* know? I'm merely an AIDS carrying, child molesting, dog fucking, marriage busting, Christian hating, clueless privileged white male faggot!

      by The Werewolf Prophet on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 10:32:01 PM PST

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      •  It's been a long time since... (2+ / 0-)
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        liberaldemdave, Rumarhazzit

        ...I was with anyone too -- eight years, give or take a few weeks.  I got even further messed up in the head than I was before after I was with the one and only boyfriend I've ever had.  Even now as I type the word "boyfriend", I don't like it because having a boyfriend should be a generally pleasant experience, and being with him ended up being not.  Anyway, my point is that I still think nearly daily about having someone in the position of boyfriend someday, and it's always a man I want.  Just yesterday morning, I was sitting on my bed drinking a cup of coffee and watching music videos and thought about what it'd feel like to have a guy sitting beside me leaning his head over onto my shoulder.  It makes me tingly.  Of course, the guy leaning on my shoulder in my little thought cloud yesterday morning was one of my celebricrushes, but still!

      •  Oh, I forgot. (0+ / 0-)

        I had planned on mentioning it in my above reply, but forgot: One of the music videos I had been watching was Nickelback's "Gotta Be Somebody".

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